High-quality optical pulse train generator based on solitons on finite background

J. Fatome, B. Kibler, C. Finot
2013 Optics Letters  
Received Month X, XXXX; revised Month X, XXXX; accepted Month X, XXXX; posted Month X, XXXX (Doc. ID XXXXX); published Month X, XXXX We report a simple method to exploit the typical properties of solitons on finite background in order to generate high repetition rate and high quality optical pulse trains. We take advantage of the nonlinear evolution of a modulated continuous wave towards localized structures upon a nonzero background wave in anomalous dispersive fiber. After a stage of
more » ... compression, a delay-line interferometer enables the annihilation of the finite background and simultaneously allows the repetition rate doubling of the pulse train.
doi:10.1364/ol.38.001663 pmid:23938903 fatcat:6rvut6k5p5hkrgjs2upezatmfy